Victoria in September 2016: wet in the west and north, warm nights in the east

Victoria as a whole had its second-wettest September on record, with areas of highest September rainfall on record in the State's north and west. Maximum temperatures were generally below average, while minimum temperatures were warmer than average.

Second-wettest September on record

  • Most of Victoria received very much above average rainfall during September, including areas of highest on record in the north and west of the State
  • Parts of West Gippsland though had only average to below average rainfall totals for the month
  • For Victoria as a whole, it was the second-wettest September on record
  • Victorian rainfall was 94% above average (the highest since 1916)
  • Many sites, particularly in the State's west, had their highest September daily rainfall on record and the highest total September rainfall on record
  • Sites across the State's north recorded their highest number of September days with rainfall of 10 mm or more, and sites further south and east had record numbers of raindays (days with 0.2 mm or more) for the month

Cooler than average days and warmer than average nights

  • Daytime temperatures were cooler than average throughout much of the north and west of the State, including an area of very much below average in the State's north and parts of the Wimmera and Mallee
  • For the rest of the south and east of Victoria, daytime temperatures were close to average
  • Throughout eastern Victoria, overnight temperatures were very much above average
  • Overnight minimums were close to average in the State's northwest
  • For Victoria as a whole, maximum temperatures were 0.66 °C below average, while minimum temperatures were 1.17 °C above average (seventh-highest on record)
  • Some sites in the north and east had their highest September mean daily minimum temperature on record, while others had their highest September mean daily minimum temperature since at least 1981

Strong winds at times

  • Strongest wind gust for September was 144 km/h at Mount Hotham on the 29th as an intense low pressure system and cold front crossed the State
  • Gusts in excess of 90 km/h were recorded at sites around the State several times during the month

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Extremes in September 2016
Hottest day 27.4 °C at Mildura Airport on the 8th
Warmest days on average 19.1 °C at Mildura Airport
Coolest days on average 3.3 °C at Mount Hotham
Coldest day -0.6 °C at Mount Hotham on the 16th
-0.6 °C at Mount Hotham on the 29th
Coldest night -4.3 °C at Mount Hotham on the 27th
Coolest nights on average -1.1 °C at Mount Hotham
Warmest nights on average 11.3 °C at Gabo Island Lighthouse
Warmest night 16.3 °C at Viewbank on the 9th
Warmest on average overall 14.1 °C at Point Hicks (Lighthouse)
Coolest on average overall 1.1 °C at Mount Hotham
Wettest overall 328.2 mm at Grampians (Mount William)
Driest overall 39.0 mm at Yarram Airport
Wettest day 78.6 mm at Grampians (Mount William) on the 14th
Strongest wind gust 144 km/h at Mount Hotham on the 29th

Maps
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Map of Mean minimum temperature Map of Anomaly in mean minimum temperature Map of Decile rank of mean minimum temperature

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Record highest September daily rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Clunes 66.6 on the 14th 64.0 on the 4th in 2010 138
Cavendish (Post Office) 54.0 on the 9th 48.8 on the 23rd in 1998 132
Nelson 56.8 on the 9th 37.0 on the 23rd in 1998 131
Merino 43.0 on the 9th 40.2 on the 28th in 1979 125
Natte Yallock 60.0 on the 14th 51.0 on the 2nd in 1988 117
Willaura (Main Street) 42.0 on the 14th 41.9 on the 25th in 1950 113
Korong Vale (Burnbank) 58.0 on the 14th 54.1 on the 15th in 1962 75
Cairn Curran Reservoir 57.2 on the 14th 43.0 on the 18th in 1975 67
Vaughan 54.8 on the 14th 50.4 on the 18th in 1975 58
Castlemaine Prison 53.0 on the 14th 46.8 on the 18th in 1975 51
Beaufort (Sheepwash) 33.0 on the 14th 32.4 on the 1st in 1993 49
Ararat Prison 51.8 on the 14th 42.4 on the 2nd in 1988 48
Lindsay Point 34.6 on the 9th 31.2 on the 20th in 1974 42
Kolora (Wirwin) 37.6 on the 14th 29.4 on the 1st in 1993 36
Portland (Cashmore Airport) 46.0 on the 9th 37.0 on the 19th in 1993 35
Nicholson Winery 55.6 on the 3rd 50.8 on the 18th in 1988 31
Aireys Inlet 43.8 on the 14th 28.0 on the 4th in 2010 23
Gelantipy 49.8 on the 3rd 39.8 on the 11th in 2005 23
Mortlake Racecourse 33.6 on the 14th 28.0 on the 26th in 2000 23
Mount Moornapa 57.2 on the 3rd 57.0 on the 24th in 1995 23
Port Fairy AWS 43.8 on the 9th 40.0 on the 23rd in 1998 23
Mount Nowa Nowa 54.2 on the 3rd 39.6 on the 18th in 2013 21
Stawell Aerodrome 44.4 on the 14th 41.0 on the 25th in 2001 21
Ocean Grove 45.4 on the 15th 29.0 on the 4th in 2010 20
Warrambine Ck at Warrambine 31.2 on the 14th 30.2 on the 22nd in 2009 20



Record highest September total rainfall
New record
(mm)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
September
Maryborough 166.5 148.0 in 1912 139 52.3
Clunes 195.6 129.0 in 1993 138 57.0
St Arnaud 132.0 120.8 in 1979 136 49.8
Wedderburn (Post Office) 130.5 130.2 in 1916 135 47.6
Cavendish (Post Office) 153.4 146.6 in 1992 132 68.2
Inglewood (Post Office) 169.6 153.9 in 1916 131 44.0
St Arnaud (Coonooer Bridge) 136.4 115.2 in 1975 130 43.2
Yackandandah 216.6 204.4 in 1998 130 90.4
Wycheproof 118.8 105.0 in 1960 129 38.3
Canary Island 110.9 98.6 in 1916 128 34.2
Eldorado 164.9 148.6 in 1966 125 62.1
Quambatook South 162.4 110.5 in 1916 125 34.4
Beaufort 191.2 142.3 in 1912 124 70.6
Birchip (Woodlands) 118.6 107.0 in 1916 122 35.8
Ninyeunook 121.8 112.7 in 1921 121 35.1
Natimuk 117.8 117.0 in 1908 119 45.3
Natte Yallock 164.8 120.0 in 1960 117 47.0
Pira Wild Horse Plains 110.6 95.7 in 1964 117 31.5
Berriwillock 133.8 108.3 in 1964 115 35.5
Beulah 170.5 124.2 in 1915 115 38.2
Raywood 134.2 128.4 in 1916 114 42.8
Willaura (Main Street) 137.8 119.1 in 1916 114 55.0
Woomelang 113.0 108.5 in 1964 111 35.2
Rupanyup (Post Office) 144.0 117.2 in 1979 110 45.0
Sea Lake (Post Office) 124.1 123.0 in 1992 110 32.6
Ballarat Aerodrome 178.2 162.9 in 1916 109 72.0
Birchip (Marlbed) 117.5 107.3 in 1960 109 37.4
Beazleys Bridge 134.4 117.6 in 1988 107 48.1
Murrayville 104.4 103.0 in 1964 106 32.8
Ouyen (Post Office) 131.9 121.8 in 1964 105 33.3
Boort (Gredgwin) 152.2 98.8 in 1993 100 36.4
Lismore (Post Office) 132.6 113.8 in 2000 98 62.3
Wodonga 139.7 = 139.7 in 1966 92 63.1
Werrimull 120.2 86.1 in 1964 83 24.5
Rainbow Post Office 102.0 95.9 in 1908 78 35.4
Korong Vale (Burnbank) 149.8 99.4 in 1960 74 40.1
Mildura Airport 93.6 88.3 in 1964 71 27.5
Cairn Curran Reservoir 157.2 118.4 in 1993 68 49.5
Charlton (Donald St) 144.0 102.9 in 1975 58 43.8
Vaughan 175.0 138.0 in 1993 56 65.8
Eppalock Reservoir 139.3 119.0 in 1993 52 51.4
Castlemaine Prison 161.9 143.1 in 1993 51 62.2
Donald 152.4 98.6 in 1975 50 40.1
Beaufort (Sheepwash) 132.6 119.6 in 1984 49 61.6
Ararat Prison 170.2 117.2 in 1993 48 62.1
Beulah West 148.2 83.4 in 1992 48 37.3
Boundary Bend 96.6 77.4 in 1993 47 33.0
Warracknabeal Museum 134.1 111.0 in 1979 47 42.5
Lindsay Point 123.8 85.2 in 1992 42 29.4
Wallan 165.8 152.4 in 1993 36 67.4
Portland (Cashmore Airport) 161.2 134.4 in 1984 35 86.6
Hamilton Airport 158.6 144.2 in 1983 34 68.2
Wangaratta Aero 153.6 145.6 in 1992 30 56.7
Avoca (Homebush) 176.4 129.2 in 1993 27 55.6
Bendigo Airport 153.4 111.0 in 1993 25 54.0
Aireys Inlet 141.0 93.2 in 1996 23 59.5
Combienbar AWS 146.8 124.4 in 1995 23 75.8
Gelantipy 121.4 111.8 in 2005 23 60.4
Hunters Hill 240.4 237.0 in 1996 23 121.7
Mortlake Racecourse 119.8 95.4 in 1996 23 57.6
Mount Moornapa 133.4 127.0 in 1995 23 55.3
Port Fairy AWS 94.0 91.4 in 2009 23 68.9
Wallan (Kilmore Gap) 171.4 101.4 in 2000 23 63.5
Yarrawonga 138.2 82.5 in 1993 23 46.1
Cape Nelson Lighthouse 134.8 126.6 in 1996 21 73.7
Eildon Fire Tower 159.8 125.0 in 2010 21 66.0
Mount Nowa Nowa 148.6 120.6 in 2005 21 65.2
Newham (Cobaw) 192.6 124.4 in 1997 21 73.2
Shepparton Airport 89.0 76.4 in 2004 21 39.7
Stawell Aerodrome 136.2 118.8 in 1997 21 53.8
Lima East (Charnwood) 252.4 191.0 in 2010 20 93.0
Swan Hill Aerodrome 89.0 53.0 in 2004 20 29.2

Highest September total rainfall for at least 20 years
Observed
(mm)
Most recent
higher
Average for
September
Daylesford 215.6 220.2 in 1867 88.9
Wickliffe 119.4 122.2 in 1908* 58.5
Nullawarre 162.4 185.4 in 1910* 88.6
Derrinallum (Craigmore) 111.6 134.3 in 1916 58.4
Dunolly 176.6 177.5 in 1916 48.5
Balmoral (Post Office) 139.5 156.9 in 1915* 66.6
Goroke (Post Office) 127.6 130.0 in 1915* 55.8
Boort 127.4 135.8 in 1921* 38.4
Apsley (Post Office) 116.6 118.9 in 1960* 64.4
Walpeup Research 122.0 128.2 in 1964 32.1
Annuello 97.4 110.0 in 1964* 27.9
Bronzewing 101.8 108.1 in 1964* 28.7
Ultima (Post Office) 108.8 109.1 in 1964* 34.7
Dartmouth Reservoir 203.2 209.6 in 1975 104.3
Drung Drung 109.6 121.0 in 1979 44.1
Great Western (Seppelt) 140.6 144.2 in 1979 56.2
Longerenong 108.4 121.7 in 1979 40.8
Yanac North 91.6 117.6 in 1979 43.6
Marlo 130.4 145.7 in 1916* 66.8
Dellicknora (Tellicura) 115.8 128.0 in 1984 57.3
Hawkesdale (Post Office) 134.6 157.6 in 1984* 73.2
Bonang 130.0 164.0 in 1985* 76.5
Eurobin 207.8 215.6 in 1992 109.8
Gabo Island Lighthouse 173.4 177.8 in 1992 72.5
Koetong 194.0 249.4 in 1992 108.6
Lake Boga 98.6 102.8 in 1992 34.4
Mallacoota 173.8 204.7 in 1992 81.4
Manangatang (Eureka East) 87.4 100.4 in 1992 29.3
Mitta Mitta 198.8 206.2 in 1992 104.1
Nariel Creek (Simpson) 216.4 231.6 in 1992 101.1
Point Hicks (Lighthouse) 149.0 204.1 in 1992 76.8
Rutherglen Research 125.2 140.2 in 1992 54.7
Bundoora (Latrobe University) 104.4 117.2 in 1993 59.8
Essendon Airport 98.0 100.7 in 1977* 51.7
Heathcote 142.0 144.7 in 1993 55.5
Highlands (Glentannar) 149.6 200.2 in 1993 85.3
Kerang 95.0 103.6 in 1993 35.9
Kinglake West (Wallaby Creek) 222.8 239.6 in 1993 117.2
Kyabram 81.6 101.8 in 1993 42.9
Kyneton 186.8 188.6 in 1993 80.0
Laverton RAAF 80.8 127.6 in 1993 49.4
Melbourne Airport 95.2 127.0 in 1993 47.5
Nagambie (Goulburn Weir) 107.4 134.0 in 1993 53.8
Nicholson Winery 136.6 149.6 in 1993 60.5
Penshurst (Post Office) 146.0 148.8 in 1992* 75.8
Rochester 94.8 100.2 in 1992* 41.2
Skipton Post Office 110.0 111.6 in 1993 62.6
Stanhope 91.8 101.4 in 1993 40.6
Strath Creek 130.8 169.2 in 1993 69.3
Strathbogie 172.4 197.0 in 1993 95.3
Toorourrong Reservoir (Toorourrong) 136.8 179.8 in 1993 75.5
Wanalta DAEN Station 81.8 124.8 in 1993 46.6
Yan Yean 107.4 140.8 in 1993 62.0
Bairnsdale Airport 91.8 172.7 in 1993* 53.0
Bruthen (Post Office) 91.3 141.6 in 1993* 61.2
Cann River 163.0 173.2 in 1993* 85.5
Echuca Aerodrome 85.3 109.0 in 1993* 39.4
Lake Boga (Kunat) 87.6 94.4 in 1992* 31.7
Mangalore Airport 105.0 153.2 in 1993* 55.8
Mansfield (Post Office) 112.6 137.0 in 1993* 67.1
Meerlieu (Springvale West) 95.1 185.8 in 1993* 53.5
Mincha 106.2 107.8 in 1993* 36.0
Preston Reservoir 98.4 116.4 in 1993* 60.1
Rushworth (Raglus) 109.2 124.2 in 1993* 50.1
Ballan 128.8 209.0 in 1993* 75.4
Burrowye Station 167.6 197.7 in 1992* 84.8
Cabbage Tree Creek 168.4 275.5 in 1993* 88.7
Dargo 93.6 97.0 in 1995 62.4
Swifts Creek 72.5 77.0 in 1993* 46.8
Tubbut 105.8 115.8 in 1992* 55.0
Yea 127.8 143.2 in 1993* 63.3
Avalon Airport 77.6 85.0 in 1996 46.1
Birregurra (Post Office) 116.6 119.6 in 1996 70.7
Bullengarook East 160.4 261.2 in 1993* 79.4
Casterton Showgrounds 121.1 128.6 in 1996 72.8
Club Terrace 150.0 239.6 in 1993* 90.2
Cobden (Post Office) 122.8 159.4 in 1996 87.3
Kaniva 87.0 90.8 in 1996 48.2
Milawa Brown Bros 143.2 144.0 in 1992* 60.9
Trentham (Post Office) 198.1 265.2 in 1993* 107.2

* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a higher value has gone unreported.




Record lowest September mean daily maximum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
September
Yarrawonga 16.5 16.6 in 2003 22 18.6
Stawell Aerodrome 14.9 15.0 in 2010 20 16.8

Lowest September mean daily maximum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
lower
Average for
September
Warracknabeal Museum 16.5 15.2 in 1992 18.2
Kerang 17.1 15.8 in 1992* 19.1

* note: there are gaps in the historical record at this site, so it is possible a lower value has gone unreported.




Record highest September mean daily minimum temperature
New record
(°C)
Old
record
Years of
record
Average for
September
Castlemaine Prison 8.4 7.4 in 2013 47 5.0
Moorabbin Airport 9.9 9.8 in 1980 45 8.0
Dartmouth Reservoir 7.1 6.1 in 1998 37 4.5
Bairnsdale Airport 7.6 7.5 in 2013 35 5.8
Morwell (Latrobe Valley Airport) 7.7 = 7.7 in 2013 32 5.9
Wangaratta Aero 7.5 6.4 in 2013 28 4.5
Bendigo Airport 6.5 = 6.5 in 2013 24 4.5
Yarrawonga 7.7 7.2 in 1998 22 5.1
Shepparton Airport 7.7 7.2 in 2013 20 5.4

Highest September mean daily minimum temperature for at least 20 years
Observed
(°C)
Most recent
higher
Average for
September
Rutherglen Research 6.6 =6.6 in 1973 4.2
Mangalore Airport 7.2 =7.2 in 1981 5.3



Summary statistics for September 2016
Maximum temperatures
(°C)
Minimum temperatures
(°C)
Rainfall
(millimetres)
Mean for
September
2016
Diff
from
average
Highest for
September
2016
Mean for
September
2016
Diff
from
average
Lowest for
September
2016
Total for
September
2016
Average
for
September
Rank of
September
2016
Fraction of
September
average
North Mallee (district 76)
Mildura Airport 19.1 -1.5 27.4 8th 7.4 0.0 2.9 23rd 93.6 27.5 highest 340%
Ouyen (Post Office) 18.7 -1.6 27.2 8th 7.0 +0.3 0.2 3rd 131.9 33.3 highest 396%
Walpeup Research 18.4 -1.3 27.1 8th 7.4 +0.5 2.1 19th 122.0 32.1 v high 380%
South Mallee (district 77)
Hopetoun Airport 17.7 -2.7 26.1 8th 5.5 +0.6 0.0 19th 119.2 29.8 v high 400%
Swan Hill Aerodrome 17.4 -3.0 23.6 8th 6.6 +0.7 1.9 19th 89.0 29.2 highest 305%
North Wimmera (district 78)
Nhill Aerodrome 16.1 -2.6 24.2 8th 6.1 +0.2 1.6 19th 93.4 32.0 v high 292%
Warracknabeal Museum 16.5 -1.7 24.0 8th 5.9 0.0 2.0 19th 134.1 42.5 highest 316%
South Wimmera (district 79)
Edenhope Airport 15.5 -1.8 20.9 6th 7.1 +0.5 2.2 23rd 131.2 51.1 v high 257%
Grampians (Mount William) 7.3 -1.8 12.4 8th 1.7 -0.6 -0.9 23rd 328.2 123.2 v high 266%
Horsham Aerodrome 15.8 -2.4 22.7 8th 5.0 +0.5 0.7 23rd 91.4 39.8 v high 230%
Kanagulk 15.1 -1.7 20.6 8th 6.3 +0.7 1.8 23rd 128.6 42.2 v high 305%
Longerenong 16.1 -1.3 23.5 8th 5.3 +0.2 1.3 3rd 108.4 40.8 v high 266%
Pyrenees (Ben Nevis) 10.8   17.2 8th 3.7   1.1 27th 161.6
Stawell Aerodrome 14.9 -1.9 20.7 8th 6.3 +0.3 0.9 23rd 136.2 53.8 highest 253%
Lower North (district 80)
Charlton 16.7 -2.4 22.6 8th 6.2 +0.8 2.8 23rd 142.0 40.2 v high 353%
Echuca Aerodrome 16.6 -1.7 22.3 8th 7.2 +0.9 2.6 28th 85.3 39.4 v high 216%
Kerang 17.1 -2.0 23.7 8th 7.4 +0.8 3.5 23rd 95.0 35.9 v high 265%
Kyabram 16.5 -1.1 21.3 8th 7.2 +1.9 2.4 28th 81.6 42.9 v high 190%
Upper North (district 81)
Bendigo Airport 15.5 -1.5 21.4 8th 6.5 +2.0 2.4 28th 153.4 54.0 highest 284%
Shepparton Airport 16.0 -2.3 21.2 8th 7.7 +2.3 4.0 28th 89.0 39.7 highest 224%
Tatura Inst Sustainable Ag 16.0 -1.5 21.4 8th 6.9 +1.5 2.2 28th 91.6 43.5 v high 211%
Yarrawonga 16.5 -2.1 20.4 8th 7.7 +2.6 3.8 28th 138.2 46.1 highest 300%
Lower Northeast (district 82)
Benalla Airport 16.1   20.6 8th 7.3   2.4 6th 139.3 47.3 v high 295%
Corryong Airport 15.9 -2.3 21.0 7th 5.9 +3.0 2.5 7th 174.2 70.5 v high 247%
Dartmouth Reservoir 15.9 -0.8 20.2 23rd 7.1 +2.6 4.4 5th 203.2 104.3 v high 195%
Hunters Hill 11.1 -1.2 16.4 7th 4.8 +0.2 2.0 27th 240.4 121.7 highest 198%
Rutherglen Research 16.3 -0.9 19.8 24th 6.6 +2.4 2.0 11th 125.2 54.7 v high 229%
Strathbogie 13.1 -1.2 17.8 8th 5.4 +1.7 1.1 6th 172.4 95.3 v high 181%
Wangaratta Aero 16.3 -1.3 20.3 7th 7.5 +3.0 3.6 11th 153.6 56.7 highest 271%
Upper Northeast (district 83)
Falls Creek 4.6 -0.3 12.3 5th -0.2 +0.6 -3.8 27th 122.0 119.3 average 102%
Mount Buller 4.6 -0.4 12.2 5th -0.3 +0.4 -3.9 27th 221.8 147.0 high 151%
Mount Hotham 3.3 -0.2 9.6 5th -1.1 +0.5 -4.3 27th 163.4 131.8 high 124%
Omeo 14.2 -1.2 19.5 6th 4.6 +1.5 -0.1 17th 97.8 55.8 v high 175%
East Gippsland (district 84)
Combienbar AWS 14.9 -0.9 22.9 8th 6.8 +0.3 3.4 27th 146.8 75.8 highest 194%
Gabo Island Lighthouse 16.6 +0.7 20.0 9th 11.3 +1.6 8.3 27th 173.4 72.5 v high 239%
Gelantipy 12.8 -1.0 18.3 8th 5.1 +0.7 1.0 26th 121.4 60.4 highest 201%
Lakes Entrance (Eastern Beach Road) 17.4 -0.8 23.9 8th 9.0 +1.2 4.5 28th 104.4 54.4 v high 192%
Mallacoota 17.4 -0.1 23.7 9th 9.6 +1.4 5.4 17th 173.8 81.4 v high 214%
Mount Nowa Nowa 15.8 -1.2 22.6 8th 8.3 +0.4 4.8 26th 148.6 65.2 highest 228%
Orbost 17.1 -1.2 25.2 9th 8.6 +1.0 5.3 20th 149.0 60.6 v high 246%
Point Hicks (Lighthouse) 17.2 +0.6 25.6 9th 10.6 +1.1 7.2 26th 149.0 76.8 v high 194%
West Gippsland (district 85)
Bairnsdale Airport 17.3 -0.4 24.6 8th 7.6 +1.8 3.2 11th 91.8 53.0 v high 173%
Corner Inlet (Yanakie) 16.0   22.7 8th 8.7   4.1 26th 63.6
East Sale Airport 17.1 0.0 22.7 8th 7.6 +2.0 2.7 26th 36.0 50.9 low 71%
Morwell (Latrobe Valley Airport) 16.6 -0.4 23.0 8th 7.7 +1.8 1.5 26th 47.0 73.7 low 64%
Mount Baw Baw 5.5 -0.2 12.4 5th 0.5 +0.6 -2.6 27th 200.8 149.5 average 134%
Mount Moornapa 15.3 -1.0 22.5 8th 7.3 +0.4 3.6 26th 133.4 55.3 highest 241%
Nilma North (Warragul) 16.0   22.1 8th 7.8   1.6 28th 54.8
Pound Creek 16.5   22.9 8th 8.4   4.1 30th 83.4 75.4 average 111%
Willow Grove (Blue Rock Reservoir) 15.8 -0.6 21.5 8th 5.7 -0.6 1.0 26th 65.6 75.0 average 87%
Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse 14.3 +0.1 17.9 17th 10.5 +1.5 7.7 27th 105.0 98.4 average 107%
Yarram Airport 16.6   20.6 8th 7.1   2.3 26th 39.0
East Central (district 86)
Bundoora (Latrobe University) 16.5 -0.5 22.7 8th 8.4 +1.1 4.8 27th 104.4 59.8 v high 175%
Cerberus 16.4 -0.1 23.3 8th 8.8 +1.2 4.2 26th 72.4 66.6 average 109%
Coldstream 16.4 -0.9 21.3 8th 7.6 +2.1 3.0 28th 97.4 70.4 high 138%
Cranbourne Botanic Gardens 16.5 -0.1 23.2 8th 9.0 +1.3 5.3 7th 89.5 84.8 average 106%
Essendon Airport 16.3 -0.5 22.2 8th 9.0 +2.3 5.3 27th 98.0 51.7 v high 190%
Ferny Creek 12.7   18.3 8th 6.8   3.3 27th 168.2
Frankston AWS 15.3 -0.3 21.4 8th 10.3 +0.9 7.7 28th
Melbourne (Olympic Park) 16.7   23.3 8th 10.1   7.3 11th 87.2
Melbourne Airport 16.2 -0.5 22.4 8th 8.2 +1.1 4.4 27th 95.2 47.5 v high 200%
Moorabbin Airport 16.7 -0.2 22.9 8th 9.9 +1.9 7.0 27th 70.6 65.0 average 109%
Rhyll 16.2 +0.1 21.3 8th 10.6 +1.1 8.7 26th 62.6 67.0 average 93%
Scoresby Research Institute 16.5 0.0 22.3 8th 9.0 +1.4 5.3 27th 78.0 83.2 average 94%
Viewbank 16.4 -1.4 22.8 8th 9.0 +1.2 5.1 11th 94.6 56.7 high 167%
Wonthaggi 16.6 +0.5 23.1 8th 9.0 +1.2 5.9 26th 91.8 89.4 average 103%
West Central (district 87)
Avalon Airport 16.7 -1.1 23.3 8th 7.7 +1.0 3.5 24th 77.6 46.1 v high 168%
Breakwater (Geelong Racecourse) 16.9   23.5 8th 8.3   4.0 23rd 125.2
Laverton RAAF 16.5 -0.5 23.2 8th 8.5 +1.8 4.4 27th 80.8 49.4 v high 164%
Sheoaks 14.9 -0.6 21.3 8th 6.8 +0.6 2.5 23rd 83.8 49.0 high 171%
North Central (district 88)
Castlemaine Prison 14.7 -1.0 20.5 8th 8.4 +3.4 4.8 23rd 161.9 62.2 highest 260%
Eildon Fire Tower 12.3 -1.3 17.3 8th 6.3 +0.5 3.4 27th 159.8 66.0 highest 242%
Lake Eildon 15.9 -0.7 21.1 8th 7.5 +1.9 3.5 23rd 134.8 82.1 v high 164%
Mangalore Airport 15.8 -1.0 21.3 8th 7.2 +1.9 1.8 27th 105.0 55.8 v high 188%
Maryborough 15.5 -1.3 21.2 8th 6.6 +1.2 2.4 27th 166.5 52.3 highest 318%
Wallan (Kilmore Gap) 12.2 -1.0 17.9 8th 6.3 +0.6 3.3 27th 171.4 63.5 highest 270%
Western Plains (district 89)
Ararat Prison 15.4 +0.2 20.5 8th 6.1 +1.0 0.3 23rd 170.2 62.1 highest 274%
Ballarat Aerodrome 13.2 -0.7 18.2 8th 5.7 +0.9 1.7 27th 178.2 72.0 highest 248%
Westmere 14.8 -1.1 19.3 8th 5.9 +1.0 1.1 3rd 125.8 50.1 v high 251%
West Coast (district 90)
Aireys Inlet 16.2 0.0 23.1 8th 8.6 +0.4 6.5 27th 141.0 59.5 highest 237%
Cape Nelson Lighthouse 15.3 -0.7 21.0 7th 9.4 -0.1 7.5 23rd 134.8 73.7 highest 183%
Cape Otway Lighthouse 15.1 -0.1 22.4 8th 9.3 +0.8 5.2 2nd 129.4 89.9 high 144%
Casterton 15.0 -1.5 19.9 17th 6.7 +0.5 0.8 23rd 123.0 65.2 v high 189%
Colac (Mount Gellibrand) 14.3 -0.3 19.7 8th 6.8 +0.3 3.7 27th 139.6 53.8 v high 259%
Dartmoor 15.4   20.1 7th 7.1   0.0 23rd 109.2
Hamilton Airport 14.7 -0.6 20.0 8th 6.2 +0.4 1.8 23rd 158.6 68.2 highest 233%
Mortlake Racecourse 15.5 -0.3 19.7 8th 6.4 +0.8 0.3 3rd 119.8 57.6 highest 208%
Port Fairy AWS 16.3 -0.4 21.1 17th     5.4 26th 94.0 68.9 highest 136%
Portland (Cashmore Airport) 14.7 -0.6 19.9 7th 7.6 +0.1 3.1 23rd 161.2 86.6 highest 186%
Warrnambool Airport NDB 15.3 -0.8 19.2 17th 7.1 +0.3 2.3 3rd 155.2 71.8 v high 216%

Notes

The Monthly climate summary lists the main features of the weather in Victoria using the most timely and accurate information available on the date of publication; it will generally not be updated. Later information, including data that has had greater opportunity for quality control, will be presented in the Monthly Weather Review.

A climate summary is generally published on the first working day of each month.

This statement has been prepared based on information available at 9 am on Monday 3 October 2016. Some checks have been made on the data, but it is possible that results will change as new information becomes available.

Averages for individual sites are long-term means based on observations from all available years of record, which vary widely from site to site. They are not shown for sites with less than 10 years of record, as they cannot then be calculated reliably.
The median is sometimes more representative than the mean of long-term average rain.

The Rank indicates how rainfall this time compares with the climate record for the site, based on the decile ranking (very low rainfall is in decile 1, low in decile 2 or 3, average in decile 4 to 7, high in decile 8 or 9 and very high is in decile 10).
The Fraction of average shows how much rain has fallen this time as a percentage of the long-term mean.

The ACORN-SAT dataset is used for temperature area averages.

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